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    Cigarette and mobile phone

    Hi, going forward on my photography venture I stopped and clicked another shot. Can you please review it and let me know what exactly is missing for it to reach position Perfect?

    Thanks

    Cigarette and mobile phone


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    Camera: Sony Alpha 57
    Aperture: F11
    Shutter Speed: 30 seconds
    ISO: 100

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    Re: Cigarette and mobile phone

    i like it, so i take it that you didnt use flash hence to 30 secs exposure. Only thing i would do was to have the cigarette a little more in focus

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    Re: Cigarette and mobile phone

    Raj,

    It's not lit

    Seriously, superb image quality of the tobacco and end of the paper but I wonder if a slight bit of definition to the paper, as seen in the reflection would improve it ? Perhaps a smaller aperture to have given a slightly greater DOF could be tried. Or it may be that the paper is overexposed and blown ?

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    Re: Cigarette and mobile phone

    Quote Originally Posted by allenlennon View Post
    i like it, so i take it that you didnt use flash hence to 30 secs exposure. Only thing i would do was to have the cigarette a little more in focus
    Thanks for the valuable suggestion, i will keep that in mind for my next shoot.

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    Re: Cigarette and mobile phone

    Nice concept!

    Notice that the white paper would look entirely two-dimensional were it not for the circular shape at the end of the cigarette. Try lighting it so at least a small shadow is displayed along the length of the cigarette. The shadow will further define the shape and make the image look more three-dimensional. Indeed, notice that the shadow displayed in the reflection of the cigarette has exactly that impact on the reflection; a shadow on the cigarette itself will similarly improve the image.

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    Re: Cigarette and mobile phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Stagecoach View Post
    Raj,

    It's not lit

    Seriously, superb image quality of the tobacco and end of the paper but I wonder if a slight bit of definition to the paper, as seen in the reflection would improve it ? Perhaps a smaller aperture to have given a slightly greater DOF could be tried. Or it may be that the paper is overexposed and blown ?

    Grahame
    haha Yes, it not lit. I thought of it but have to restrain myself because i clicked it at my home and i can't lit it inside my room Thanks for your kind review I will work on the exposures and with different DOF as suggested

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    Re: Cigarette and mobile phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    Nice concept!

    Notice that the white paper would look entirely two-dimensional were it not for the circular shape at the end of the cigarette. Try lighting it so at least a small shadow is displayed along the length of the cigarette. The shadow will further define the shape and make the image look more three-dimensional. Indeed, notice that the shadow displayed in the reflection of the cigarette has exactly that impact on the reflection; a shadow on the cigarette itself will similarly improve the image.
    Thank you for your kind review I will keep your valuable suggestions in my mind and will do my best to make the Cigarette shoots much better.

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    Re: Cigarette and mobile phone

    Raj,

    Give up now - smoking, not photography

    I might be tempted to either; make more of the reflection at the end of the cigarette, or hide it by placing so it falls over the white apple.

    Beyond that, the sharp logo/barcode distracts enormously I'm afraid.

    Hope that helps,

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    Re: Cigarette and mobile phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Raj,

    Give up now - smoking, not photography

    I might be tempted to either; make more of the reflection at the end of the cigarette, or hide it by placing so it falls over the white apple.

    Beyond that, the sharp logo/barcode distracts enormously I'm afraid.

    Hope that helps,
    haha i smoke just 1 ciggy a day :P Thanks a tonn for your suggestion dave. I will make a new small logo and will use some blend mode so that it doesnt distracts. Will surely keep everything in my mind.
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